Changing your office desk layout isn’t as crazy as it sounds. It gives colleagues a chance to build stronger working relationships and it provides an opportunity to address or improve broken workflows and change communication dynamics within the team.
It also doesn’t have to be costly – simply, considered.
Back-to-back desks involve workstations facing each other and a further workstation space at the end of a bank of desks. This has the huge advantage that workstations are close together to support team collaboration, but desk dividers and desk screens can provide privacy or sound dampening where needed. With this configuration, the space that would otherwise be used for walkways between standalone desks can provide a further couple of workstation spaces.
For more workspace for each workstation, consider a four-person workspace – this allows all the benefits of easy communication, and requires fewer walkways but, with each employee facing away from each other, reduces the sound carry. However, you will need a wider walkway, because with this style of desk, the desk space projects deeper into the room space.
For square rooms, consider a four-person workspace layout where corner desks are arranged in a plus-shaped layout, with one person in each internal 90-degree angle. This makes for a shorter work bench overall, but a deeper one.
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